207. Angels We Have Heard on High

1 Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains,
And the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains.

Refrain:
Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Gloria in excelsis Deo.

2 Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be,
Which inspire your heav'nly song. [Refrain]

3 Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come adore, on bended knee,
Christ, the Lord, the newborn King. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Angels we have heard on high
Title: Angels We Have Heard on High
French Title: Les anges dans nos compagnes
Refrain First Line: Gloria in excelsis Deon
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Scripture:
Topic: Christmas; Heaven; Joy (1 more...)
Source: French c. 18th C.; Tr.: Crown of Jesus Music, London, 1862
Tune Information
Name: GLORIA
Meter: 7 7 7 7 with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: French traditional



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